Chainsaw Man is one of the goriest works you’ll encounter in the world of anime and manga, but it still somehow managed to stay within the shōnen demographic, which says enough about its quality. Now, the first part of the manga ended in 2020, but Fujimoto was quick to confirm that a second part of the manga would follow quite soon. In this article, we are going to give you all the information you need to know about the second part of Chainsaw Man.
In December 2020, it was officially confirmed that Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man manga would be getting a sequel. The second part, the “School Arc”, will deal with Denji going to school, while continuing the manga’s overall arc. As for the anime, we have no information on its structure and how many episodes or parts it is going to have.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to the second part of the Chainsaw Man manga, as well as the potential anime sequel. You’re going to find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer for the anime, what the story could be about, and much more about this intriguing series.
Chainsaw Man Part 2 Release Date
In their article, Anime News Network revealed, officially, that Chainsaw Man would be getting a second part of the manga, seeing how the first, “Public Safety” arc was concluded in 2020. Now, we know that the second arc is going to follow Denji’s story during his schooling period, and that it is going to be titled the “School” arc. Now, you might have hoped that ANN also gave us a release date but, sadly – no.
As of November 2021, we don’t have an official release date for the Chainsaw Man Part 2 manga. We assume it will be sometime during 2022, seeing how Fujimoto is working on the manga and 2021 is nearly over, but when exactly? We don’t know. No one seems to do, but be sure to check our site for regular updates, as we are going to bring them to you as soon as we have them.
Now, we’ve said that we don’t know much about the release of the second part of the Chainsaw Man manga, but Tatsuki Fujimoto has released a very enigmatic teaser via his Twitter profile on March 3, 2021, containing some text, a thank you message and an image from the upcoming second part. You can check it all out here:
Now, this illustration doesn’t reveal much and is practically a teaser in the best sense of the word. The message also doesn’t contain much information. The teaser wasn’t really helpful, but it is certainly good to know that Fujimoto is working on the manga as we’re writing this.
As for the anime, we have absolutely no clue about its future. We’ve written about the first anime season of Chainsaw Man here on Fiction Horizon and we’ve given you all the information we have. Now, we actually have no idea how the anime is going to be structured, how many episodes it is going to have and how much of the manga it will adapt. Maybe we’ll see a 12 or 24-episode season that’ll adapt the whole Part 1, or we’ll see the manga adapted in several seasons.
We assume that Part 2 will also get an adaptation at one point, but we cannot even speculate as to when and how.
What Will Happen in Chainsaw Man Part 2?
The exact plot of the second part of Chainsaw Man is unknown at this moment. We know that it will build on the first part’s ending and we know that it will see Denji go to school, having to balance his new life with his role as Chainsaw Man. So, what brought us to this moment? Let us see what happened in the first part of the manga!
The story takes place in a world where demons are born out of human fears. Demons are often dangerous and malevolent, their power proportional to the force with which their corresponding fear is incited in the collective human consciousness. However, humans can sign contracts with them to use their powers.
People who specialize in hunting and employing demons are called demon hunters. Demons originate in Hell and exist in an endless life cycle between Earth and Hell: they are reborn on Earth when they are killed in Hell, and vice versa. Extremely powerful demons called Primal Fears live in Hell, who have never been killed.
The transit between the two worlds seems to be supervised by the Devil of Hell. A devil can, under certain conditions, inhabit the body of a dead human being, acquiring some of his memories and personality; such a creature is called a Demon. Demons who naturally have a human appearance are said to be benevolent towards humans.
The events of history take place in 1997, on an alternate timeline where the Soviet Union still exists, and many historical events like the Holocaust seem to have never occurred.
Denji is a young man trapped in poverty. He works as a demon hunter to pay off his late father’s debt to the yakuza, with the help of Pochita, his canine companion, the chainsaw demon.
Denji is betrayed by the yakuza, who kills him for making a deal with the zombie demon. Pochita makes a deal with Denji by fusing with him and reviving him as a human-demon hybrid, on the condition that Denji lives a “normal life”.
Denji kills the Yakuza and is approached by a team of government demon hunters from the Public Security Department, led by Makima, who persuade him to join their ranks. Denji agrees and joins forces with Power, the blood demon, and Aki Hayakawa, a self-destructive demon hunter. Makima promises Denji any favor as long as he kills the weapon demon responsible for the greatest massacre in human history.
Denji’s group encounters another hybrid, the Katana Man, a vengeful yakuza who appears to be allied with the Weapon Demon and kills much of the division with the help of his handler, a former civilian demon hunter under contract to him.
The division launches a counterattack on Katana Man and Sawatari, eventually capturing them both. Some time later, Denji begins an affair with a girl named Reze, who is actually Bomb Woman, a hybrid spy from the Soviet Union sent to capture him. Although she returns their affection, she attacks the city and Division narrowly saves Denji.
After recovering, Denji fights with her and accepts the proposal to leave Japan together. Before they can meet again, she is secretly captured by Makima. Denji’s fight with the bombshell woman reveals his existence to the world. The division learns that four groups of assassins are targeting Denji: the Chinese demon hunter Quanxi, a mysterious enemy of Makima named “Santa Claus,” three American brothers, and a Russian woman teaching her student Tolka.
Denji is equipped with a security detail. Although the brothers are repelled and Quanxi initially stays behind, Santa Claus uses his demon puppet powers to launch a major attack by the horde. After an aftermath from Quanxi, Tolka’s teacher turns out to be the real “Santa Claus” and transports everyone involved to Hell, where they are attacked by the Demon of Darkness.
Santa makes a deal with the Devil of Darkness that empowers her. Makima gets the group out of Hell. Quanxi, who turns out to be a hybrid, helps Denji defeat Santa. After Denji recovers, Makima reveals that the Weapon Demon is actually a geopolitical asset that many factions control parts of.
Denji is attacked by the Gun Demon and kills him with the help of civilians, and Aki’s death shatters him. While seemingly consoling him, Makima kills Power and reveals that he is responsible for Denji’s losses, as he intended to cancel his contract with Pochita by destroying his dreams of a normal life. Kishibe attacks her, aided by the Demon from Hell, and she calls upon the “Chainsaw Man” to save her.
Controlling Denji’s body, Pochita takes his true form and attacks him. Makima explains his goals: To use Pochita’s power to eliminate concepts from reality by eating their respective demons to create a world without fear and suffering; to this end, her government has granted her immortality. She battles the Chainsaw Man with the brainwashed hybrids and wins, as Denji’s exploits have weakened Pochita.
The manga ends with Denji starting school.